The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s ‘living archive’ – collecting, preserving and sharing our audiovisual heritage.
The NFSA is the custodian of the national audiovisual collection, which contains 2.1 million items spanning over 100 years of creative production in film, sound, and broadcast. The NFSA preserves an average of 7,000 titles every year, ensuring that our audiovisual memory survives the passage of time and is available to contemporary and future generations.
The collection includes every audiovisual format imaginable. It also encompasses documents and artefacts such as photographs, posters, lobby cards, publicity items, scripts, costumes, props, memorabilia, oral histories, and vintage equipment. These are priceless, irreplaceable objects which tell countless stories about Australia – who we were, who we are, and who we could become.